Our long-term care news is continually updated from dozens of sources around our industry and the web.

How and why entrepreneurs should focus on seniors in 2019

Entrepreneur (12/27/2018) – We see a lot of headlines about how our population is aging, but we don’t see what businesses are doing about it. Full story »

Memory and cognition problems affect recovery in rehabilitation facilities

EurekAlert! (12/20/2018) – After a hospital stay, many older adults will be discharged to a skilled nursing facility to recover. The goal of this type of short-term nursing care is to help patients regain their ability to function and perform their daily activities to the best of their ability so they can return home, if possible. Full story »

Diet and exercise might reverse aging in the brain

Time (12/19/2018) – It’s no secret that a healthy diet and plenty of exercise are key to good health, as study after study continues to show. But the latest analysis puts some hard numbers on just how big a benefit they can have on the brain, by possibly reversing some of the effects of aging. Full story »

Breakthrough ultrasound treatment to reverse dementia moves to human trials

New Atlas (12/18/2018) – An extraordinarily promising new technique using ultrasound to clear the toxic protein clumps thought to cause dementia and Alzheimer's disease is moving to the first phase of human trials next year. Full story »

Looking ahead to the top skilled nursing trends of 2019

Skilled Nursing News (12/17/2018) – We’ve made it to the end of 2018, which will likely go down as one of the most eventful years in the history of the long-term and post-acute care industry. Full story »

Residents return after nursing home fire

The Salem News (12/16/2018) – The cause of a fire at the Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation and Healthcare Facility early Sunday morning is thought to have been an electrical problem in a wall-mounted heating and air-conditioning unit in the room. Full story »

Is aerobic exercise the key to successful aging?

The New York Times (12/12/2018) – Aerobic activities like jogging and interval training can make our cells biologically younger, according to a noteworthy new experiment. Full story »

Risks tied to dementia in female military veterans

MedPage Today (12/12/2018) – Female military veterans who had traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or depression were more likely to develop dementia than female veterans without these conditions, researchers reported. Full story »